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. >> the president should be calling us over somewhere, camp david, the white house, somewhere and us sitting down and trying to avert these cuts. >> reporter: but even within the republican party, many are questioning how bad the cuts will be, accusing you the president of exaggerating the consequences. >> to not cut 2.5% out of the total budget over a year when it's twice the size it was ten years ago, give me a break. >> reporter: still, at this ship yard in norfolk, virginia, 1600 letters warning of possible pink slips are already in the mail, while workers wait for washington to act. >> guys really need to put their heads together and figure something out. >> you know, they take this away, a lot of people are going to be hurt. >> reporter: a looming crisis underxbird virginia's republican governor. >> sequester was put in place to be a hammer, not a policy. now here we are a week away. find another way to do it and get it done now. >> reporter: tonight, many of the nation's governors were actually here at the white house for a formal dinner with the president. lester, even among those governo
or serious effort to stop it. in fact, with all of this going on, all of this looming, the u.s. senate made a point of reading george washington's farewell address to the chamber today. something they do every year. but, of course, this is no ordinary time, and to the white house we go. nbc's peter alexander standing by there. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there is bipartisan agreement on one thing, that those sequester cuts will likely go ahead as planned at the end of this week. the white house and congressional republicans have made no progress toward a deal. while there was plenty of talking today, almost all of it was critical of the other side. the latest in the parade of public officials issuing dire warnings, homeland security secretary janet napolitano asked if the cuts would increase the likelihood of a terrorist attack. napolitano went there. >> we're going to do everything we can to minimize that risk but the sequester makes it awfully, awfully tough. >> reporter: back from a ten-day recess, house speaker john boehner. >> if the president was seri
amanpour joins us from rome. this report was in "the observer," the newspaper, saying one man was a 20-year-old seminarien, cardinal was a spiritual director and inappropriate approaches were made after night prayers. what do you know about the case and what cardinal o'brien is saying? >> reporter: well, look, we know according to published reports there's this case and three other cases. a total of four cases now coming out and accusing cardinal o'brien of inappropriate sexual misconduct. he himself is said to have taken up, obviously, legal counsel. he has, as we've said, resigned but he was resigning months ago. it's just that today pope benedict accepted that resignation. he didn't have to accept it today. it could have been further delayed but he did accept the resignation. and now we've also know, because of statements cardinal o'brien has posted, he will not come here to rome and take part in the election of the next pope in the conclave. he said that he would want the spotlight not to be on him but on the pope. but what is clear, suzanne and michael, is that, look, the sun is settin
perkins. >> and i'm alison seymour. happy you're starting your week off with us. >> indeed. >> and with tucker barnes who is here to tell us what we can expect today. sounds like it's going to be a decent day. >> yeah, should be a beautiful day. expecting highs in the upper 40s to about 50. little cooler than yesterday. but still lots of sunshine in the forecast. and the best part, less wind than yesterday. all in all, good looking way to start our work week. listen, we're cold this morning. temperatures overnight, highs yesterday, let's skip that map completely. temperatures now in the upper 20s and low 30s, including 31 in washington. mid-20s at dulles. very chilly start. there's your satellite radar. generally clear skies for monday. high pressure been building in will keep things dry around here today. less wind. highs about where they should be, upper 40s to about 50. quiet forecast. things will change later tonight and during the day tomorrow. more rain in the forecast by tomorrow afternoon. i'll have details in just a minute. sunshine, about 47 degrees by 5:00 p.m. i
perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this wednesday morning. hopefully we can warm you up. tucker barnes joining us now. >> did you happen to see that sun is up before 7:00 a.m.? >> very nice. >> turning the corner to spring. not going to be the case this morning. temperatures falling back into the low 30s. much of the area below freezing. the winds have been blowing overnight to 30 miles per hour. 34 at reagan national. dulles and bwi marhsall 31. windchills here if you mix in these winds are right in the teens and 20s. here are your current winds. 15 here in town. 20 in hagerstown. 15 in manassas. off to the east even. winds will be with us all day today. we'll still be somewhat breezy tonight as we're in the wake of that cold front. colder temperatures with wind around today. satellite radar, mix of clouds and sun. more sunshine build in this afternoon. we have had a few lake affect snow showers set up there in southern pennsylvania. and one or two did slip into northern maryland. but i'm not anticipating much other than sunshine. and plain old cold temperat
four days before automatic budget cuts, the sequester, the new secretary of state tries to reassure u.s. embassy employees. >> i will do everything in my power to go to capitol hill and persuade my colleagues of the vitality, criticality of everything we're doing here. >> in washington president obama is increasing the pressure speaking just now to the nation's governors. >> here's the thing. these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> this weekend republican governors had their say. >> the uncertainty of sequestration is really harming our states and our national economy. >> the sequester was put in place to be a hammer, not a policy, and now here we are just a week away. find another way to do it, and get it done now. >> arizona. we have raphion there. it's going to cut a lot of jobs. >> vatican intrigue. new controversy surface as the pope permits an earlier start for the conclave to choose his successor. and the oscar goes to ben affleck. scoring gold with "argo" as first lady michelle obama stuns with a surprise spe
will join us with the latest from power outages to grounded flights. then, of course, there is the topics of the markets. earnings season is winding down. only 53 s&p 500 companies set to report. one event to watch, janet yellen is scheduled to speak on the economy today and our guest host this hour will be the former managing director at pimco. he's currently the share of global societies of fellows. and also we have rebecca patterson. we've got a lot to did you discuss with them. before we do that, we're going to head over to michelle who has the morning headlines. >> thank you for that, andrew. usair and nmr are set to meet. boeing completed what it called a, quote, uneventful test flight of the 787 dream liner on saturday. it was the company's first test since the airlines were grounded more than three weeks ago. >>> carnival cruise ship in the gulf of mexico will need to be towed to port. carnival's triumph, as it was called, was heading back to galveston, texas, when the fire occurred. the ship's extinguishing system kicked in, no injuries were reported. >>> let's get over to ross w
backyard. he said he used an old high school football move to take him down. >> the bad. a condor gets loose during a hockey game in california. the mascot having so much team spirit, it jumped from its handler and made a run for it. at one point it jumped into the stands. and the ugly: a wintry war zone in massachusetts. dozens of students from harvard and m.i.t. lining up in cambridge to square off in a massive snowball fight after the weekend's blizzard. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we asked your favorite moment at the grammys. >> jennifer said, from pennsylvania, my favorite moment was the return of justin timberlake. so talented and cute. >> scott from wisconsin said sting coming to perform. thanks to everyone who responded. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. today is monday, february 11 already, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you had a great weekend. we begin with extreme weather striking the south. homes wrecked, dozens injured as a tornado tears through a mississippi town. brand-new pictures as rescue workers surveys
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
quarter gdp comes out next week. >> ending the week on a high note, gives us a nice impetus and encouragement for next week. felicia taylor, have a great weekend. that will do it for me, i'm fredricka whitfield. see you throughout the weekend. right now time for "the situation room" with wolf blitzer. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, the blade runner gets out of jail as the south african magistrate rips the prosecution's case against him. fasten your seat belts for longer lines, big delays it at the airports, all because of washington's gridlock. plus, a fascinating discovery in the war on terror. get this, terrorists have put together a list of ways to avoid becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valenti
to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after somebody said they spotted christopher dorner. -- a lowe's store was closed. the city announced a $1 million reward for information leading to dorner's capture. >> this is an act of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. >>gretchen: riverside, california, police also identified officer michael crane as the veteran officer dorner is accused of killing in an ambush last week. he will be laid to rest later on this week. this steamy "sports illustrated," this is the cover that has david letterman fuming. that is because it was leaked before he could reveal it. kate upton is the cover girl for the second year in a row. letterman has a deal that he was supposed to announce the cover. the magazine hits stores tomorrow. those are yo
to see that. cnn's nischelle turner joins us now. she watched it all. >> and now for the moment we have all been waiting for -- >> first lady michelle obama gave the oscars a jolt of excitement and a huge surprise when she appeared from the white house to announce best picture. >> and the oscar goes to "argo." >> reporter: an especially sweet victory for ben affleck who wasn't even nominated for the hostage thriller. "life of pi" based on the best-selling novel about a boy adrift at sea with a tiger won the most, four, including best direct for for an li. >> namaste. >> reporter: lincoln's leading mandan yell day lewis made history of his own. becoming the first male actor to win three oscars. so grateful for this beautiful honor. she took a tumble heading to the stage. everyone else on their feet when "silver linings playbook" won for best actress. >> you feel bad that i fell. that's really embarrassing. >> and the quest to make tommy lee jones laugh begins now. >> reporter: seth macfarlane took a cheeky tone. poking fun at himself from a victory of captain kirk. >> worst oscar host, i
wjz is live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren stays on this investigative story for us. >> reporter: and police released the name of that instructor, william scott kern. they released it a little more than an hour ago. he has worked for the department for almost two decades. the fraternal order of police has praised his work. the state's attorney says he is closely monitoring the investigation under way. >> reporter: wjz is getting answers to some of the many questions surrounding the shooting of an officer during training at the state-owned rosewood hospital site in baltimore county. sources tell wjz, at the time, more than 1 dozen officers were undergoing training there by two baltimore city police instructors. those sources revealed, after lunch, one instructor decided to resume training before the other returned. wjz has learned that violates police policy. instructors are supposed to check for service weapons before training. as we first reported, sources say it was after the lunch break when someone present confused his servic
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, yesterday, we are all sinners, but his grace transforms us and makes us new. what does 'do you make of that? >> it's going to be a new thing for him. we have not had a pope resign in 600 years. what he'll do is unknown. maybe he was talking about his personal life. >> can i ask about the elephant in the room which is you know the catholic church has grappled with the series of sexual abuse scandals. they cost the church $2 billion in settlements. does this have anything do with that? >> oh, i think everything has something do with that. to shoulder this job is grave responsibility which the pope has taken seriously as was said by allen pizzey. i think it's a tiresome job. i think he's exhausted. i think the scandal has been a tremendous burden both morally and financially for the catholic church. >> there's also this. is it possible they'll look to a younger pope because of this? >> yes. anything is possible. he was elected at a fairly advanced age. people thought it would be a short paypalcy. i thought it would be ten years. it's close. when you choose a younger pope, it's a lifetime appoi
to use the sports star in future campaigns. they're suspending their shoe endorsement deal with them. saying in a statement he entitled to due process so leaving the door open in the future. bill: meantime there are winter storm warnings and advisories that will affect millions of americans from colorado through illinois. that dangerous storm system, it's a big one, expected to dump up to a foot of snow in some areas on the southern edge, it could produce damaging wind and large hail and tornados. all this making for extremely dangerous driving conditions in states like kansas. also in oklahoma. crews are out in force trying to keep roads clear there. unfortunately we're hearing one person has died in a car crash already there as we watch that storm. martha: a rare scene in southern arizona. look at this time-lapse video. the snow first caused first round play in a golf tournament to be canceled. you do not see that very often in that part of our country. the temperature went down to 33 degrees in the cactus-lined course. one top-ranked golfer said he had never seen anything like thi
transforms us and makes us new. this would be historical. the last time a pope resigned happened 600 years ago. that would be pope gregory iv in 1415. the very first pope to resign was pope clement in the year 101, 1,100 years ago roughly that the first pope resigned. many questions about whether popes in modern times think resignation is acceptable or not. pope benedict said, in fact, made it very clear that being able to resign was acceptable and made this part of the statement released from the vatican, both strength of mind and body is necessary, and lots of questions, of course. we know the date he would be stepping down, which would be february 28th. many questions about why now? mep notice that the pope is much more frail in recent months, and the question would be unbelie unbelievably unusual. let's go to nic robertson joining us by phone. nic, lots of questions. nic live in london this morning. a bit of a stunner. was there any indication that this resignation was coming? >> absolutely none whatsoever, and the last few months, the pope started a twitter account, not what you expec
. >> do you remember that show the monkeys that used to talk back in the day. >> that monkey might be a good reality show. i do feel bad for it. thanks, bob. >> a car plunged into a frozen pond but two people in it. [ laughter ] >> bret: no, no, no. tomorrow, as i segway on "special report." we will preview the state of the union address with white house press secretary jay carney and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. that's it for "special report" tonight. fair, balanced and unafraid. it's good to be back. >> this is the fox report. a gunman opens fire in a courthouse lobby. three people are dead tonight. what officials say sparked that deadly violence. plus, the resignation of a pope. >> i think primarily he just felt like physically he was not up to the job as. >> ultimately responsibility of love for the church. >> pope benedict was a great pope and he followed in some big shoes and i think he did a beautiful job. >> but the announcement a shock to many. and now the catholic church must find its next leader. >> maybe they need somebody younger. a breath of fresh air. >> m
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. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. happy -- happy valentine's day. >>> police have charged oscar pistorius with the murder of his girlfriend. >> reporter: olympic track star oscar pistorius looked down as he left the police station in south africa charged with murder. >> a young woman did die on the scene of gunshot wounds. >> reporter: that woman was a model and the girlfriend of police tore ya's -- pistorius's. she was shot four times inside the athlete's home where they found a 9 millimeter pistol. the sprinter known as the blades run forehis high-tech artificial legs is a national hero in south africa. he lives in a gated community in the capital. pistorius made history at the olympic stadium in london last summer. he became the first double amputee runner to ever compete in the games. pistorius had been with his girlfriend for several months and would have celebrated their first valentine's day together. the day before she died, there were reports she made a surprise pistorius and he thought she was an untrieder but police believe it was domestic trouble and so
continues. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt with us here tonight from our newsroom. this caught everybody by surprise, didn't it? >> it certainly did, bill. that was the first sentiments expressed by pretty much everybody within the catholic church within the world of catholicism the fact that the pope would resign. second sentiment we heard expressed a great deal today by cardinal dollan in new york city was a sense of sympathy for what the pope has been going through and admiration for the decision he made. listen. >> >> my affection for and my admiration for pope benedict the xvith has skyrocketed. it was already high. but i love him so much as a brother bishop. bishop of rome who appointed me tore archdiocese of new york, to y'all, to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. and now my admiration for him is even higher. because of his humility. >> those sentiments echoed by many within the catholic church. some others in particular from the likes of latin america and africa already beginning the
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. was it murder or a terrible mistake? we may never know the real story, but oscar pistorius wants us to know his story, detailed in this rare affidavit he gave the court. hours before the fatal shooting, pistorius says it was a normal evening at home for him and his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. a quiet dinner, then tv dinner in bed for him and yoga for her. we were deeply in love and i could not be happier. i know she felt the same way. she had given me a present for valentine's day but asked me to open it only the next day. according to the affidavit, he and reeva fell asleep. then suddenly, hours later pistorius jolted awake. his valentine's celebration was about to take a deadly turn. i woke up, went on to the balcony to bring the fan in and close the sliding doors, the blinds and the curtains. i heard a noise in the bathroom and realized that someone was in the bathroom. i felt a sense of terror rushing over me. there are no burglar bars across the bathroom window and i knew that contractors who worked at my house had left the ladders outside. although i did not have my prosthetic legs on, i
. >>> and lance armstrong facing a new legal challenge this morning, as well. this one comes from the u.s. government, and it could cost him millions of dollars. we'll explain more about that coming up in a few minutes. >>> plus, if you're a parent, it's likely happened to you. your kids whining and crying about not wanting to go to bed. >> never, never, sawyer. >> one little boy in massachusetts took it a step further. he called 911. mom and dad, i'll show you. coming up, the tale of the tape and what mom had to say. >> that's a good one. >>> you may have tried karaoke singing. we've all had those nights in a bar, at home. chances are, you have never done it inside a taxi. we'll show you, introduce you to the karaoke cab, which has become a big hit. you see why. ♪ >> nice. jenna rocking it out. we'll even give it a whirl ourselves on the plaza. you may want to turn the sound down for that part. >> it's hard to top the rehearsal at 6:00 in the morning on the cold plaza, trying tojio drink. >> there was water. >> you know what i meant. >> coffee -- >> karaoke. >>> we do begin with the wi
it is willing to negotiate peace deal under u.s. and russian guidance, but it said any talks will not include president assad. i asked our correspondent with the chances are that this meeting will produce anything. >> basically, the syrian opposition is trying to put its house in order. the head of the national coalition was offered a few days ago talks with people of the regime that do not have blood on their hands. it is not everyone in the opposition agreeing with the opposition, especially the islamists and muslim brotherhood. the big question would be also if this proposal will be accepted by the various militant groups in syria where the syrian opposition outside really does not have control. >> thank you very much. >> i just past two years, syria has become the middle east coast and most troubled and dangerous region. >> its government is shrinking if not falling apart. militias are rising in power, and the entire world is well aware that syria has chemical weapons and a strong alliance with iran. from lebanon to israel, from cairo to washington, worries are greater than ever that syri
the place as usual. we kicked hollywood butt. thank you. that's all for us tonight. good night from hollywood and the 85th oscars. >>> oscars big winner, "argo" takes home best picture. >>> blizzard warning. some states barely digging out. bracing for another round of potentially life-threatening cans. >>> the pope's final blessing. the pope leaving in a couple days. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans this monday morning for you. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. and let's start with hollywood's night of night. i just took off my tuxedo. it was the 85th oscars. music and film. and seth macfarlane can really sing. he really can. and as for the awards himself, no one film dominated. and the iran hostage thriller, "argo" came away the big winner. giving ben affleck the last lau laugh. nichelle turner has been up all night. good whatever it is for you. >> can we take the just off of there. can we say cnn's nischelle turner has been up all night. >> still, you look great. good to see you this morning. >> okay. thank you very much. yeah. it's been a great night
forward to seeing. take a look. >> i want to see al roker. i used to watch him like every day before school. >> of all the people you could possibly see, al roker? >> it means something to me personally. >> what does he mean to you other than what's happening in your neck of the woods? >> actors are great but i love al roker. >> every morning he's happy. >> i can be al. here jennifer is what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> hey! okay. >> not bad, mr. roker. >> no. >> well, you know, i got to meet her and interview her for the golden globes, you know, last year. or earlier this year. very sweet -- >> never gotten over that. >> she had the flu so i think she's delirious. >> did you get to see her again last night? >> i did get to talk to her gep on the red carpet. very sweet young lady, but it explains why she tripped on the stars. >> seriously. >> favorite with hollywood it girls everywhere. we'll have more on the oscars. >>> but we're following breaking news coming out of the vatican this morning, include iing some rules from pope benedict that change how they pick his repla
can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. the "news nation" is following the cloud over the conclave. in a major development today, the pope amended roman catholic church law allowing cardinals to move up the date to start selecting a new pope. the move comes as news broke that britain's highest ranking leader is stepping down. cardinal keith patrick o'brien resigned after "the observer" reported several priests filed complaints accusing him of unwanted behavior and inappropriate contact. more than 10,000 people have also signed a petition asking that los angeles former archbishop mahoney recuse himself from conclave. the demands after thousands of documents released last month reveal that he was directly involved in covering up priests who abused children. all of this comes after last week's bombshell report by the italian newspaper that says an internal 300-page report uncovered an underground gay network at the vatican. claudio lavagna is live for us in rome. so far the vatican attempted
, love machine today, joins us. see you there. story on a international figure. he sprinted to fame doing what no one thought was possible. now the olympic star known as the "blade runner", who won the hearts and minds of the world by just competing on the world stage, a man born without legs has been charged with the murder of his model girlfriend. a breaking story that is unfolding by the hour. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer if you're just waking up. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning everybody. i'm martha maccallum. what a story this is. oscar pistorius has been released from police custody after his girlfriend was shot to in his mansion. that happened in early morning hours. bill: it may have been a case of valentine's day surprise gone wrong inside his home. after police conducted an initial investigation inside his mansion he was officially charged. elizabeth prann is working through details now. she is live in our new york newsroom. good morning to you, elizabeth. what do we know so far? >> reporter: good morn the we know police arrested the olympic sta
in the house on behalf of our constituents are calling on the president to join us in replacing the sequester with better, more responsible spending cuts. >> meanwhile, a glimpse of the president's personal side in a rare moment, he discussed his own childhood while talking about family values in his adoptive hometown of chicago. >> we have single moms out here, heroic of what they are doing. we are so proud of them. but at the same time, i wish i had a father who was around and involved. >> joining me now, nbc news correspondent kristen welker, good saturday morning to you, kristen. that was very revealing. does the president see this as a particularly personal cause? i think he does see this as a personal problem this is part of his broader strategy. the president using more emotional appeal as he has argued for stiffer gun control laws. that's an uphill battle, not just with congressional republicans, but a number of democrats. the president showing this other side of himself as he makes this case, not only for stiffer gun control laws, but really investing in inner cities like chicago. as
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. cisco. (music throughout) why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the sonata turbo. from hyundai. . >>> if you didn't catch the grammys last night, carrie underwood's electric dress was awesome. here is what was terrific. british folk rock band mumford & sons winning album of the year. and then song of the year going to we are young by fun, who are also named best new artist, who are adorably saying we are young, the lyrics, look at us in hd, we are not young. thanks for watching everybody. newsroom international starts now. >>> welcome to newsroom international i'm suzanne malveaux, here's what is going on right now from the vatican. it's the resignation heard around the world. pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. he says because of his advanced age. he's no longer able to handle the demands of being pope. the last pope to resign was way back in 1415, i will have much more of what happens next. and what is ahead for the catholic church. >>> and former navy s.e.a.l. who reportedly fired the shot that killed osama
saying we are young, the lyrics, look at us in hd, we are not young. thanks for watching everybody. newsroom international starts now. >>> welcome to newsroom international i'm suzanne malveaux, here's what is going on right now from the vatican. it's the resignation heard around the world. pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. he says because of his advanced age. he's no longer able to handle the demands of being pope. the last pope to resign was way back in 1415, i will have much more of what happens next. and what is ahead for the catholic church. >>> and former navy s.e.a.l. who reportedly fired the shot that killed osama bin laden, he says he has no pension, no medical insurance, according to an article in esquire magazine, the man known only as the shooter packed a train to protect his family from al qaeda terrorists seeking revenge. i will talk with investigative reporter who talked to that navy s.e.a.l. in a few minutes. and the u.s. coast guard coming down to the rescue to help a cruise strip stranded in the gulf of mexico. more than 4200 passengers and
a $100,000 check down the toilet all while federal agents banged on her door. bruce johnson joins us from northeast with our exclusive video. bruce. >> reporter: yeah, lesli, ten months in prison had changed lesli johnson's perspective at all, but clearly she did not want to talk to us. >> bruce leshan from channel 9, can we talk to you for two seconds? can you talk to us? how are you doing? how do you feel about doing the community service here? you don't want to talk to us at all? tell the public how you're doing? >> federal judge sentenced lesli johnson to a year and a day in prison after she pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. that tampering was flushing a $100,000 check, as you said, lesli, down the toilet and stuffing nearly $80 ,000, how do you do that? in her bra and panties while her husband, zach johnson, frantically called on the phone and demand her to get rid of the proceeds of his bribery scheme. she was ordered to do 240 hours of community service. today she was here interviewing to see whether she could complete that service here. now just over a year ago, lesli
as will the perpetrators and those who have been victimized in any possible way. let us be clear on that. >> you say that the church is able to handle this on their own. is that sufficient? he's resigning just a day or two after it became public about this report. >> he does want the cardinals to focus on moving the church forward for the good of the world. i think that's a good, good decision. and certainly in the united states, the american bishop is backed by pope benedict have done really enormous efforts to deal with the sexual abuse scandal. i think now what the church needs to do is focus on its mission. what is that mission? to bring people to god. what is that mission? to be a beacon of hope in this world where so many are suffering. what is that mission? to bring charity to the needy. in the united states norah, the roman catholic church is the second largest provider of care services. >> monsignor? >> yes, charlie. >> how are you? this question we're hearing the report of the resignation. there's this report of the secret report. does any of this these stories have anyt
. econom >> i've also been very clear that there's an alternative. alt >> reporter: the president is using the potential loss of jobsobs to push congressional republicans into a deal, a deal a dea that would lower the deficit by def closing tax loopholes on higheroophole income americans. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at anythin the very top? >> reporter: but republicans say no deal on the sequester until the president proposes more spending cuts. >> so the question is why won'tuest he work with us? and the answer, quite simply, isim because he wants higher taxes. >> reporter: what both sides wa want is to blame sequestration seque on each other, and now, there is no apparent movement toward compromise. the president has asked to speakked to to congressional republicans but, jim, no serious talks or negotiations have been scheduled. >> axelrod: thank you, wyatt. as the budget cuts draw closers draw consider this-- the federal government does $500 billion worth of business with privatete contract
to you. you guys got to get sleep. we stayed up all night, at least one of us did. >> that's right. we wanted to bring you everything you needed to know. all the fashions, the hits, the misses and we're going to take you to the hottest parties after the oscars. it was a great night. we had a lot of fun. >> as you mentioned it started with the 17-minute mon low log and music and dancing and, of course, the awards. >>> and the oscar goes to -- argo. >> in a surprise appearance from the white house, first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture. ben affleck, not nominated for best director, expressed his gratitude for this win. >> it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen, all that matters is you to get up. i love you. >> in the best actress category, a bit of a stumble. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad that i fell. that's really embarrassing. thank you. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence winning for her role in "silver linings playbook," later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball. >> and the oscar goes t
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